Guidance Counselor Newsletter
Greetings from the Executive Director
We hope this newsletter finds you enjoying a positive start to 2014. In this edition, we’ve included information regarding upcoming application deadlines, new academic programs, admitted student visit opportunities, and exciting campus updates. I also wanted to take this opportunity to introduce myself and personally thank you for your efforts to support students in their college searches and consideration of Indiana University. As an IU alumna and first-generation student, I know exactly how transformative an IU education can be and am proud that Indiana University continues its work to ensure students have the opportunity to earn a strong education, preparing them for a positive future. I look forward to speaking with you and meeting you as well. The invitation to visit campus is always open and the Admissions team is always available to service your questions and those of your students.
Wishing you and your students the very best this new year has to offer.
Executive Director of Admissions
Admission and Scholarship Updates
Enrollment Management annual report: The fall 2013 freshman class set new academic records, and you can get the full story online. Learn more about how the Office of Enrollment Management is "Recruiting and serving promising students who persist and graduate from IU."
February 1 deadline: Please encourage any students still planning to apply to IU to do so as soon as possible. Our next priority deadline is February 1. After this date, applications will only be considered on a space-available basis. Let us know if you have questions regarding the Admissions priority dates. If students were early applicants and applied and submitted all materials by November 1, they should have received a response no later than January 15. Students completing their applications by February 1 will receive a response by March 15.
Submission of additional test scores: All students who met the November 1 scholarship deadline were eligible to submit updated test scores for additional scholarship consideration until January 15. An additional review will be made of scholarship-eligible students and any students who qualified for a new award will be notified via a letter from the Office of Scholarships.
Scholarships update: This past summer, the Office of Scholarships launched the IU Achievement Scholarships. Indiana University is offering merit scholarships to more students than ever before. Over 8,000 scholarships have already been offered to students applying for the fall of 2014.
Mindset for Success: Check out our new Mindset for Success website designed for 21st Century Scholars. The site offers an infographic that walks students through the application and enrollment processes at IU Bloomington. The site also has some great student success stories and helpful links to the Admissions application, Intent to Enroll Form, and more. Students who are 21st Century Scholars should have received a mailing with the infographic and the website information.
Affordability and student loan debt: Kiplinger's has again named IU Bloomington a "best value" in public higher education. Nonetheless, we know that attending college is expensive, so we have a new web page on Student Central that offers students some tips for gaining a better understanding of how the loan process works and how they can reduce loan debt. Check it out!
New academic schools: Three IUB schools were in the news throughout 2013 and more change lies ahead. The newly renamed School of Public Health is continuing to serve students seeking degrees in academic fields related to health, wellness, and disease-prevention. Two new schools at IUB will soon have spaces on campus that will bring their students and faculty together. Renovations have begun in Franklin Hall, which will be the home of the new Media School. Construction is also well underway for the new School of Global and International Studies. You can see an architect's drawing of the new facility
here, which will house the majority of the school's academic departments and research centers and provide new classrooms specifically designed for students pursuing majors in this area. Both facilities are expected to be open for the 2015-2016 school year.
IU Dance Marathon: This November, IU students danced for 36 hours in one weekend and raised a record $2.6 million for Riley Hospital for Children. More than 900 students serve as committee members and more than 2,500 dance to make this even a success.
Oaken Bucket: Sorry Purdue fans--the Hoosiers beat the Boilermakers 56-36 to return the Oaken Bucket to its rightful place in Bloomington. Check out our highlight video on You Tube!
Year in review: What do you think the top news stories were this year in B-town? Check out the year in review.
As always, thank you for all that you do!
IU Office of Admissions